|Place of origin||Maldives|
|Region or state||South Asia|
|Serving temperature||Preferably freshly-prepared along with hot tea|
|Main ingredients||Flour, tuna and grated coconut|
|Variations||Made with wheat flour or with rice flour dough|
Gulha are small ball-shaped dumplings that are stuffed with a mixture of tuna, finely chopped onion, grated coconut, and chili. Depending on the cook, turmeric, lime juice and chopped curry leaves are added to the mixture. Once ready, the gulha are deep-fried.
Gulha can be made with wheat flour or rice flour dough. The rice-flour gulha are usually smaller, harder and more crunchy. The size of gulha may vary from the large ones that are slightly larger than the size of a ping-pong ball to the smallest which are about the size of marbles. This snack was traditionally eaten with sweetened hot tea and sometimes also together with other short eats.
- Xavier Romero-Frias, The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom, Barcelona 1999, ISBN 84-7254-801-5
- Ellis, R. (2008). Maldives. Bradt Guides. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 82. ISBN 978-1-84162-266-8. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
- Xavier Romero-Frias, Eating on the Islands, Himal Southasian, Vol. 26 no. 2, pages 69-91 ISSN 1012-9804
- Eating on the Islands - As times have changed, so has the Maldives' unique cuisine and culture
- Maldives Wikivoyage
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